Meera Mitra is a Development Specialist and Sociologist and holds a PhD, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University. Dr. Mitra is CRB Senior Advisor and Lead: Forum for State Business Collaborations for SDGs. She has development consultancy and academic experience in India and U.S. (JMC Delhi University, Franklin & Marshal College, Millersville University). She directed several multi-sector social development initiatives; served on Bureau Indian Standards panels (Social Accountability, Good Governance Standards). Her books: ‘ It’s Only Business: India’s Corporate Social Responsiveness in a Globalised World’ Oxford University Press2009 ‘BREAKING THROUGH: India’s Stories of Beating the Odds on POVERTY’2015 (Rupa).
With more than 39 years of PSU experience in the areas of Governance, Business Responsibility, Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility, Resettlement & Rehabilitation Dinesh has special interest in Institutional Strengthening, Stakeholder engagement, negotiation & conflict resolution, Social & Environmental Impact Assessment, Socio Economic and Need Assessment Survey, training and capacity building. A Mechanical Engineering graduate from GB Pant University and undergone Leadership Programme at IIM, Lucknow, LEAD International, UK and ICH, Norway, he provided leadership for formulating Standards on “Social Accountability at Work Place” & “Guidance on Good Governance” for Bureau of Indian Standard, “National Voluntary Guidelines on Economic, Social and Environmental Responsibilities of Business” and “National Policy on Rehabilitation & Resettlement” for Government of India.
Ms. Madhuri Nanda is an agronomist currently in her advanced stages of PhD program with the Department of Regional Water Studies at TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi, India. Assustainability professional for last 18 years, Ms. Nanda has worked in diverse areas of sustainable agriculture, nutrient balances, climate change, environment impact assessment, management systems and corporate regulatory compliance.
Dr. T. R. Manoharan is a sustainability professional based in New Delhi. He is Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) International Member and visiting faculty in School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. He holds Master’s Degree and M. Phil in Economics from University of Kerala and PhD in Forestry Economics from Forest Research Institute University, Dehradun. Dr. Manoharan occupied senior positions in both national and international organisations and his experience include development and management of projects, stakeholder engagement, research, teaching and policy analysis in the area of environmental economics, forest conservation, trade and environment, environment regulation and forest certification.
Yukti has a degree in history and law from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi and Harvard Law School. She has more than five years of work experience across various sectors including Mining Regulation, Climate Change, conducting Human Rights Due Diligence, Corporate Social Responsibility, Stakeholder Mapping and Community Engagement. She has previously worked with Centre for Science and Environment (New Delhi), Centre for Responsible Business (New Delhi) and Context Consulting (London). She is an elected member of the Zila Parishad from Fatehabad, Haryana. She is the founder of Sustaim Consulting, a boutique consulting firm for conducting Human Rights Impact Assessment.
Rajnish has studied Economics at St Stephen's College, University of Delhi and Management at the IIM Calcutta. Before deciding to set up a textile export company, Rajnish did a stint at the Tata Steel. He is credited with growing the export company into India's leading design houses for home textiles for European and American specialty stores in a span of two decades. Later years, Rajnish assumed the role of Resident Representative at Delhi for MJunction Ltd and as Advisor at Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd, handling relationships with senior government officials and ministries. He has served as an honorary visiting fellow with Observer Research Foundation. At present, he teaches Energy Law and Policy as a Visiting Faculty member at OP Jindal Global University's law school. Rajnish researches the strains of India's transition from a socialist to a market economy. He was awarded a Master's degree in Public Policy from the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy in 2018.